River of tulips, Keukenhof garden, Holland – May 2010
Keukenhof Gardens near Lisse in the Netherlands was opened in 1949 and is the world’s largest flower garden, covering 32 acres. Each year staff plant 7 million flower bulbs by hand and this culminates in a spectacular display of crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips in the Spring. Over 43 million people have visited Keukenhof since it opened and one of them, in the Spring of 2010, was me. This river of tulips was just one of many spectacular mass plantings that we saw, and took my breath away.
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